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Aldi Ireland today announced that it will increase its minimum rate of pay for 2020 to €12.30 per hour. Aldi will be the first Irish retailer to implement The Living Wage Technical Group’s rate for its employees, reaffirming its position as Ireland’s highest paying supermarket. The new rates will be effective from 1st February. Aldi Store Assistants will earn up to €14.10 per hour.

Aldi also confirmed the creation of 550 new jobs for 2020. This follows on from the retailer having successfully surpassed its goal to hire 500 staff in 2019. Employment opportunities are available at Store Assistant, Assistant Store Manager and Store Manager levels across its 140 stores nationwide. Aldi is committed to investing in its people and provides the opportunity for staff to progress their career into senior management.  

2020 will be a productive year for Aldi as it plans to open nine new stores across the country. It also plans to renovate 14 stores as part of its award winning Project Fresh initiative.

Giles Hurley, CEO for Aldi UK & Ireland commented on the recruitment plans for 2020 saying:

“At Aldi we pride ourselves in being one of the best employers in the country, employing almost 4,000 staff from across Ireland and paying them accordingly for the quality work they do. That is why we are delighted to announce that Aldi will again meet the Living Wage Technical Group’s recommended minimum wage of €12.30 per hour, in addition to our plans to hire 550 new staff throughout the year.”

Aldi retained its position as ‘Ireland’s most reputable retailer’ (Reptrak 2019) for the third year in a row this year, as well as being recognised as Ireland’s Best Family-Friendly Supermarket at the National Parenting Product Awards 2019 for the second consecutive year. It was also named as Ireland’s ‘Most Eco-Friendly Company 2019’ at the Checkout Magazine Awards.

Full details of the different roles available in each county are now available at:

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